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President Trump Pushes Back On New FDA Vaccine Guidelines

The president dubbed them a "political hit job" meant to stop a coronavirus vaccine from being approved before election day.

President Trump Pushes Back On New FDA Vaccine Guidelines
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President Donald Trump is pushing back against new, tougher FDA guidelines for emergency vaccine authorization.

The agency released the non-binding guidelines Tuesday. The president dubbed them a "political hit job" meant to stop a coronavirus vaccine from being approved before election day. 

The main point of contention is a recommendation that trials allow two months of observation after test subjects get the final dose. That has to be done before approval can be granted.

Contains footage from CNN